Australian travellers planning to visit the USA are now able to cancel their flights on certain airlines without incurring fees, following the news of Republican candidate Donald Trump’s election win.
Flight Centre Travel Group general manager Tom Walley has announced an extension of their Platinum Captain’s Airfare Packages to the USA to include an additional bonus, light-heartedly dubbed the ‘Travel Trump Card’.
“In basic terms, the Platinum package now allows travellers to cancel US flights on certain airlines, including Qantas and Virgin Australia, for any reason without incurring the fees that normally apply,” says Walley.
“This effectively means you are locking in a rate and protecting yourself if you think the Aussie dollar will depreciate against its US counterpart.”
Walley says that while Flight Centre expects the USA to be popular with Australian travellers, those who wish to protect themselves from the impacts of possible exchange rate fluctuations can do so with the Travel Trump Card.
The policy applies to bookings made between now and November 21 for travel during 2017, with cancellations to be made at least eight weeks prior to the travel date.
“This is on top of the other bonuses that apply to the $149 Platinum package, including Price Drop Protection and a $150 credit towards accommodation,” says Walley.
Flight Centre launched a similar Platinum policy for European bookings following the June 23 Brexit referendum.
For more information, visit the Flight Centre Travel website here.